samedi 30 mai 2009
vendredi 29 mai 2009
Most people in design are using CNC just like they're using digital tools, as an alternative of representation regular (former) tools like the pen or the cutter. Some others like Norbert are directly considering the specificity of those tools to invent something which was not possible before they got created. This research is thus very important for the architecture world as long as very few people already worked on it because of the novelty of those tools...
Contemporary techniques of layered fabrication can alter the abilities of designers to engage with the material properties and performance. Increased geometric control, digital production methods and a stronger implementation of material science offer the potential to constitute a new material behaviors of future building components. These processes can be used to address local changes in the building component´s definition that alter material organization, structural behavior and performance over time. The material consequences have the potential to change the way we will construct and design buildings. Rapid Prototyping technology evolved in less than 30 years from a proof of concept state towards an elaborated manufacturing technology. Recent Innovations allow the simultaneous print from two source model materials and can create a total of 21 interpolated types of digital materials that contain specifically addressable physical properties as e.g. tensile and flexural strength or modulus of elasticity. The technology operates with a steering technology that allows the synchronisation of eight print heads (6 for material and 2 for the support structure) heads with 96 individual nozzles. The implementation of physical properties shifts the role of the model further away from mere representation towards a manufacturing process. This investigation of a future implementation of RP technology for 1:1 applications seems therefore justified. These innovations can be synchronized with present-day 3D CAD modeling tools that allow the successful implementation of performance data derived from Finite Element Analysis (FEA) or energetic simulation. The research is centered on how these recent developments in the field of Rapid Prototyping Technology can be employed for a study on performance based material composition with different structural systems. The research has accomplished the first phase that was centered on gaining parametric control over a series of material compositions (including weaving; knitting etc.). The next step will assign the performance based digital materials to probes that are tested by Institute of Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University and the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung in Berlin
RP Prototyping of Auxtetic foam structure
RP Prototyping of Auxtetic foam structure
Modells generously sponsored by Objet Geometries
Study on material organization that is derived from particle animation.
jeudi 28 mai 2009
Will be participating, Sir Peter Cook, Francois Roche and Stephanie Lavaux (R&Sie), Liam Clear, Ian McLeod, Jim Rossignol, Viktor Antonov, Warren Ellis and Squint/Opera.
Read the article on BLDG BLOG for more information.
mercredi 27 mai 2009
Autonomous Living Units is a somewhat satirical project that stands at the intersection of the current housing crisis, the tendency of people in developed countries to live on their own and the trend of turning architecture into a consumer product. The project poses a scenario in which living units ( homes) have evolved into the most minimal yet visually alluring objects that can still provide for the basic needs of the 21st century human being. Because of the morphing of architecture into furniture, the Living Units could be inserted in derelict areas and ruined housing projects.
mardi 26 mai 2009
lundi 25 mai 2009
dimanche 24 mai 2009
As I told him, I just have a little discrepancy of opinion as far as the "Beaubourg effect" is concerned. As a former post was showing, thirty years after its construction Pompidou Centre is still hated by a lot of people in France and its presence within Paris' core is a continual question about architecture, art, public space and urbanity.
However I really egg you on reading the whole text, because it tackles some issues which may be less politically correct in a era which is trying to impose ecology and mediatization as architectural dogmas...
samedi 23 mai 2009
The Tagore Chair, dedicated to this mystic and visionary man, is a seat of sublime action, a platform of energy and music upon which knowledge and understanding rest, but only momentarily until they are uttered to the world. The chair is a place for Tagore to work both spiritually and physically. A system of pistons, springs, and guitar strings turn a seemingly static piece into a dynamic instrument sensitive to the movement body. Although strange and unbalanced at first, the chair and user achieve a state of equilibrium, creating a space of harmony and silence in which to explore the innermost worlds. It is the seat of the deepest emotions and creative powers, where musical perfection abounds, where the beauties of language persist, and where the visions of the mind take form.
vendredi 22 mai 2009
jeudi 21 mai 2009
mercredi 20 mai 2009
mardi 19 mai 2009
This animation shows voxels (3D pixels) evolving in a real space, but it's actually a picture in the background, a flat non moving background, but the 3D animation create a real deph in this flatness... Enjoy!
lundi 18 mai 2009
Here is Jintana and Belle's presentation text:
A dialogue between a system of shifting angles to generate a filtration surface that begins to suggest the collection of water. The gradual shifting of the skylights starts to propose an outline of continuous flow through the surface and allows for an intake of different intensities of sunlight and ventilation.There are several different types of flow; turbulent, vortex, laminar and viscous, that are illustrated within the subway map. Text boxes shown at selected subway stations explain the specific concept and feature of the architecture at the site. For an example, in the 40 Bond St building, one of its main features is the structural elements wrapped in cast glass, allowing light to illuminate and vary constantly depending on the time of day. In light of this perception, we decided to use wall panels that peel away, forming pocket spaces within the panels which allows light to be filter into the spaces. As it peels away, it begins form a curve that directs circulation into those spaces. The curves are done intentionally as a way of directing circulation into the program. The spaces are connected to allow for a smooth transition of flow and, more important, education.